Through the generosity of the Friends of the Library, the library has passes available to several museums in the Greater Boston area. Passes are reserved on a first-come, first served basis. Families are limited to one museum pass per day.
How to Use the Passes
Call the Rockport Public Library at 978-546-6934 or stop by the circulation desk to reserve a pass. Tell the librarian the exact date that you plan to go to the museum. She will ask for your name and telephone number and will tell you when you may pick up the pass.
You need to bring your library card with you in order to borrow a pass
. For most museums, the pass will be checked out to you for 24 hours. You will be asked to return it in our book drop at the end of your trip to the museum.
There is a $1.00 per day fine for passes that are not returned on time
. One-day dated passes are not returnable.
To make the passes available to as many people as possible, we cannot check out more than one museum pass to a person at one time. When you return one pass, you may borrow another.
117 Cabot St.
Hours: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, & Saturday: 10:00–4:00;
Closed Sundays, Mondays & major holidays
Library pass: Admits 1 person for tour – No charge
Cape Ann Museum
– Due to reopen in August 2014
27 Pleasant St.
Hours: Tuesday–Saturday: 10:00–5:00; Sunday: 1:00–4:00
Closed Mondays, major holidays and for the month of February
Admits 2 people – No charge
Historic New England
Beauport, The Sleeper-McCann House
, 75 Eastern Pt. Blvd., Gloucester – 978-283-0800
Hours: May 24–Oct. 18, Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 – 5:00
Cogswells Grant, c. 1730
, 60 Spring Street, Essex – 978-768-3632
Hours: June 1–Oct. 15, Wednesday through Sunday 11:00 to 5:00
Closed July 4
Coffin House, c. 1678,
14 High Road, Route 1A, Newbury – 978-462-2634
Spencer-Peirce, Little Farm,
5 Littles Lane, Newbury – 978-462-2634
Library Pass: Admits 2 adults & children – No charge.
For more information, consult website or specific site.
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
280 The Fenway, Boston – 617-566-1401
Hours: Museum: Mon–Sat, 2:00–5:00 mid-June thru mid-Sept. and by appointment
Research Library: Mondays year-round, 9:00–1:00 except major holidays
Library pass: Admits 2 people to the Research Library – No charge
Library pass: Admits one family - No charge
Consult website for hours and special events.
– 50 wildlife sanctuaries, nature centers and museums
208 South Great Road, Lincoln, MA 01773 – 800-283-8266
Times and dates vary. Consult Mass Audubon before you go.
Library pass: Admits 4 people at $2.00 per person
of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Ave., Boston – 617-267-9300
Hours: Open 7 Days a Week. Monday, Tuesday, Saturday, Sunday: 10:00
Closed Jan. 1, Patriot’s Day, July 4, Thanksgiving, & Christmas
Library pass: A
dmits 2 people at $10.00 per person. Extra charge for special exhibits
Science Park, Boston – 617-723-2500
Hours: Saturday–Thursday, 9:00–5:00; Friday, 9:00–9:00
Closed Thanksgiving & Christmas
Library pass: Admits 4 people to exhibit halls only at $10.00 per person
Free parking for one vehicle—excluding buses or 15-passenger vans—at more than 50 state parks. Nearby sites: Halibut Point, Harold Parker, Bradley Palmer, Cochituate, Maudslay, Pearl Hill, Salisbury Beach, and Walden Pond.
Does not cover Nahant, Nantasket, and Quabbin.
Peabody Essex Museum
East India Square
Hours: Tuesday–Sunday and Monday holidays, 10:00–5:00
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Day
Library pass: Admits 2 people at $5.00 per person; $4.00 charge to visit Chinese house
Salem Witch Museum
19 1/2 Washington Sq. North - Rte. 1A across from Salem Common – 978-744-1692
Hours: Daily, 10:00–5:00. July and August, 10:00–7:00
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day
Library pass: Admits up to 6 people at reduced rates:
$6.25 each for adults; $4.75 each for children ages 6 to 18
Historical Society Sewall-Scripture Museum
40 King St.
, Rockport – 978-546-2432
Hours: Museum: Mon-Sat, 2:00-5:00 mid-June thru mid-Sept. and by appointment
Research Library: Mondays year-round, 9:00-1:00 except major holidays
Library pass: Admits 2 people to the Research Library - No charge
Sargent House Museum
49 Middle Street, Gloucester · 978-281-2432
Hours: Open Fri.-Sun., noon-4:00, Memorial Day to Columbus Day
Library pass: Admits 2 people - No charge
USS Constitution Museum
Bldg. 22, Charlestown Navy Yard - 617-426-1812
Hours: Open daily, 9:00-6:00, April 1 - October 31
Open daily, 10:00-5:00, November 1 - March 31
Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year's Day
Library pass: Admits 9 people - No charge
Please Note: The USS Constitution Museum and the Ship are operated seperately and do not share the same hours of operation. Security procedures are required to visit the Ship, but not the museum. April 1-Oct. 31, the ship is open Tuesday through Sunday, 10:00-4:00. Nov. 1-March 31, the ship is open Thursday through Sunday, 10:00-4:00.